Tuesday, 27 October 2009

A Sophisticated Midnight Challenge

I feel really guilty. (No you don't!) I've eaten all my Chocolate Cookies... and only made one card! But I'm hoping it will do for two challenges. Firstly it was made for the Midnight Madness Weekly Challenge #24 which is a sketch, although I have added a few more bits, I hate having too much 'open space' on a card. And secondly for Sophisticat Challenge #8 No sketch, but a colour combi of pink and brown plus flowers! Well, I think this covers that! There's more flowers on the little envelope and the tiny card too!
Once again, I'm not happy with the way this new camera takes photo's. It hates getting too close to the card even though it has an auto imaging thingy that can detect blinking eyes and smiley faces. probably why it's rubbish at taking pictures of cards! (I do ask them to smile!)
The lighter coloured card was taken outside...obviously, as I don't have bushes growing in my living room! (So you say...) And the orangey picture was taken two minutes later in my craft room. The craft room picture being closer to the real colours I think.
I've used my (new) 'My Minds Eye' papers, and an image from a forum swap. Even though it's only on paper, I've managed to 3D her little bonnet. I've coloured her with ProMakers and Copic pens. The little envelope is just pink Copic scribbled over paper and then punched out with an Envelope and Embossing Woodware punch and the same with the pink paper, the sentiment is typed on. (It's one way to get te colours to match!) The freebie font is called AdineKirnberg-S. You can download AdineKirnberg-Regular HERE and the AdineKirnberg-Script HERE. While you're there check out the Coca Cola type font too!
I've made this card for a friend's birthday, and because her birthday's sooo close to Halloween I usually do something really scary ...I guess I could squash a big hairy spider inside! (oops, sorry Charlotte!)
(Update...I changed my mind, I've now sent this card to Eloise instead! One that didn't need a spider!) and tis one has gone to my sister-in-law


  1. Oh Lyn this is simply adorable. Love the sketchie and your interpretation of it xx

  2. fabby card Lyn, don't think your friend will appreciate the spider though so best to leave that bit out of the envie lol
    Anne x

  3. Your card is gorgeous Lyn, I love the design!

  4. Greetings Spyder...I am here to feed your hungry blog!!! LOL Hopefully I can leave you a feast!!! I love your sense of humor...and I adore this lovely card you have created here. You friend is sure to love that sweet little girl image. The colors are beautiful together. I am like you...I don't like a bare card...I pile on the embellies and I don't stop until I feel fully accessorized....kinda like in my personal life...I wear lot so big bold jewelry...LOL Thanks for playing along with us this week, we really appreciate it. I look forward to more of your creativity in our challenges and coming back to visit your blog!!!


  5. Absolutely gorgeous, and so pretty and cute! What a lovely image and your layout is perfect x

  6. Oh this is gorgeous, Lyn, your friend will love it :D

  7. Hi there,

    Brilliant card and love the image. Also love your commentary it makes me laugh.
    I am getting fed up with my bad photos - even when the sun is shining it can be too bright - no pleasing some people!!!

    Hugs Ali x

  8. Fab. card Lyn - PLEASE don't put a squashed hairy spider inside...........aghhhh!!
    Have missed your little stories soooo much!
    Love, Sylvia xxxx

  9. Love this card, wonderful colors and that image is just the cutest!! I think a big hairy spyder is just the ticket for the inside....NOT!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with in the MMSC24. We will be looking for you in the MMSC25 too!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  10. Wow hun, fab blog. Gorgeous card so pretty and girlie, love it. Thanks for linking my candy, I've become a follower on your blog too
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. Oh your card is so very sweet!
    Love your gorgeous image and your paper and detail are beautiful!
    kim x

  12. beautiful card and layout hun thanks for joining us at sophisticats this week hope to see you again love cheryl xx

  13. Oh Lyn you are so funny, I hope you enjoyed your cookies, I am addicted the the new Cadbury Clusters, I am even hiding them from my kids, now that is bad, I love this card and your friend will too, I like spiders but I know not everyone does....LOL. thanks for joining us at Sophisticat this week. Good luck with the challenges. Hugs Avril xxxx

  14. Hello lyn.... Have you got a dog?
    I always blame mine for eating all the cookies, you could too.I love your card and you SHOULD put a squashed spider in it!
    Thanks for joining us at sophisticats this week, hope you play again soon.
    hugs lynx

  15. this is so pretty, I just love the tiny envelope-so cute!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week

    Jan xx

  16. There is an award for you on my blog!!!


  17. OK spyder girl...you know I really did like your card for the MM challenge until you mentioned squashing a big hairy spyder inside...you ruined it for me!!!! I was going to tell you what a fabulous job you've done with the sketch, coloring, dp and all.....................................BUT NOW I WON'T!!!
    Send us some more pickies of the grandbaby....forget the spiders.

  18. Gorjus card. Thank you for joining in over at SOPHISTICATS and I hope to see you again soon.

    Love Karen x


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